Active Schools Week at Ashton

By Geraldine Collins on May 11, 2017.  

Ashton Active Schools Week 24th-28th April 2017 Active Schools Week is a national initiative and is about providing fun and inclusive physical activity opportunities for all members of the school community. It aims to reinforce the message that not only is physical activity good for you but can also be very enjoyable, co-ordinated by Ms. […]

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Teaching Positions for 2017/2018

By Ashton School on May 9, 2017.  

Ashton School, Blackrock Road, Cork invites applications from suitably qualified teachers for the following RPT/fixed term positions which may arise for 2017/2018: German and Irish (20 hours), Mathematics (14 hours), Music (8 hours), and Guidance Counsellor (14 hours). Completed application forms, which must be accompanied with Curriculum Vitae, confirmation of current Teaching Council registration and […]

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Adult Education creating educational opportunities for everyone

By Geraldine Collins on May 8, 2017.  

      Adult Education  has a long and proud tradition of education based in Ashton School, over many years, co-ordinated by Mr. John O’Sullivan, Adult Education Officer.   The list of classes includes so many exciting, challenging and creative opportunities, it is not surprising the classes ‘fill’ so easily come the early days of Autumn.    […]

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Ashton Rowing Club ‘medals blitz’ on first outing

By Geraldine Collins on Apr 27, 2017.  

    Historic ‘FIRSTS’ for Ashton Rowing team at Irish Schools Rowing Championships. What an exciting time in the evolving history of Ashton School, such success for students this year, 2016/2017, and still it goes on!. Keep an eye on the school website! Mr. Beechinor joined the teaching staff at Ashton this year, teaching Physical […]

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Presentation of cheque to Concern

By Geraldine Collins on Apr 24, 2017.  

    Recently, Transition Year students made a presentation of a cheque for 2,050 euros to Concern,  which were proceeds from the Concern Fast which Transition Year students at Ashton organised as part of their altruistic approach to helping others in developing countries, co-ordinated by Mr. Shane Scanlon, T.Y. Year Head. The Fast always generates […]

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By Geraldine Collins on Apr 6, 2017.  

  The All Ireland Linguistics Olympiad (AILO) is the problem solvers’ challenge. The national contest sees secondary school students develop their own strategies for solving complex problems in unfamiliar languages from around the globe. No prior knowledge of linguistics or foreign languages is required. Even the hardest problems require only logical ability, patient work and […]

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Silver Medallist at Irish Chemistry Olympiad

By Geraldine Collins on Apr 6, 2017.  

    Diarmuid O’Donoghue  6th Year, who was awarded a Silver Medal in the Irish Chemistry Olympiad at Dublin City University recently, representing Ashton, student of Ms. Buggy,  Science Teacher. He is now 1 of 16 students invited to be selected to participate internationally in Thailand in July, which he is looking forward to after […]

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Positivity at Ashton all week

By Geraldine Collins on Mar 23, 2017.  

ASHTON A+ – Positivity week celebration Ashton was recently invited by the ISPCC along with other primary and secondary schools, and sporting clubs in Douglas to join the Shield programme for 2017 and become one of the first communities in Ireland to be actively working towards building an ethos of tolerance, acceptance and understanding. As […]

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Seachtain na Gaeilge 2017

By Geraldine Collins on Mar 15, 2017.  

Bhí Seachtain na Gaeilge ar fheabhais.  Bhí spraoí and sport ag gach éinne. Lots of events were held throughout the school for Seachtain na Gaeilge, as the Irish language, culture and music were celebrated in all its manifestations. A Tráth na gCeist was held with lots of fun for everyone participating.  The Comórtas Postaer provided […]

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French Exchange in Pontivy 2017

By Ashton School on Mar 7, 2017.  

Jeudi, le 9 mars 2017 Aujourdhui, la transformation est complète. Après huit jours, on parle le français. Ce matin, on est allé à Rennes. On est parti du Lycée Jeanne d’Arc à 8h20 et on est arrivé à la Gare de Rennes à 10h00. Avec des instructions écrites et un plan de la ville, les […]

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